Former Anguilla Town Clerk Arrested for Embezzlement

State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today special agents arrested Manika Kelly, former town clerk for the City of Anguilla, following a grand jury indictment on the charge of embezzlement. The alleged embezzlement occurred for the time period of October 2006 through November 2011 totaling $107,444.67.

Kelly served as town clerk from July 2001 through February 7, 2012 when she was terminated by the City. Her responsibilities included receipting and depositing fees paid to the Town of Anguilla for water and sewer services.

“I appreciate the work of District Attorney Ricky Smith in taking this case to the Grand Jury and indicting so expeditiously,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “Across the state, my office has the opportunity to work with so many local elected officials that are equally committed to holding individuals accountable for their actions and protecting the taxpayers from fraud, waste and abuse.”

8/21/12